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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Fort Smith Area

Live United.

three stars

88.00

120 North Thirteenth Street Fort Smith, AR 72901
tel: (479) 782-1311   Web Site
EIN: 71-0329530

Board Leadership
Rob Ratley
Chairman

CEO
Eddie Lee Herndon
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.00 three stars
  Financial 92.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Fort Smith Area has provided change in our area. We mobilize our community in ways that no single agency, individual, or government can to enhance the ability of people to care for one another. United Way addresses the needs important to people who live and work in Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties. Our mission is to improve lives by connecting people and resources in our six-county area.

United Way of Fort Smith Area has provided change in our area. We mobilize our community in ways that no single agency, individual, or government can to enhance the ability of people to care for one another. United Way addresses the needs important to people who live and work in Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties. Our mission is to improve lives by connecting people and resources in our six-county area.

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Financial

four stars

92.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Fort Smith Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Fort Smith Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Fort Smith Area (AR) 88.00 three stars
United Way of Washtenaw County (MI) 90.46 four stars
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (MN) 97.17 four stars
United Way of the Mid-South (TN) 90.02 four stars
United Way of Washington County Maryland (MD) 86.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $276,691
   Federated Campaigns $1,601,996
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,878,687
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,878,687
   Other Revenue $423,327
TOTAL REVENUE $2,302,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,726,941
   Administrative Expenses $186,384
   Fundraising Expenses $182,304
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,095,629
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $206,385
   
Net Assets $11,085,871

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Allocations $1,726,941 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 88.00 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 87.74 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 71-0329530
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF FORT SMITH AREA INC
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Fort Smith Area (AR) 88.00 three stars
United Way of Kern County (CA) 86.00 three stars
Lubbock Area United Way (TX) 98.93 four stars
United Way of Clallam County (WA) 85.41 three stars
United Way of Bartholomew County (IN) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Fort Smith Area
120 North Thirteenth Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
tel: (479) 782-1311
fax: (479) 782-3505
EIN: 71-0329530

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Board Leadership

Rob Ratley
Chairman

CEO

Eddie Lee Herndon
President, CEO

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